Medford Township Public Schools has six elementary schools and one middle school. The area’s two high schools are part of the Lenape Regional High School District. The excellent schools in Medford Township Public Schools and Lenape Regional High School District prepare students for the future. Most high school graduates attend college and pursue advanced degrees. Burlington County Institute of Technology, a vocational technical school, offers adult education classes. Burlington County College is just minutes from Medford and there are many colleges and universities nearby.
Economy & Job Market
Medford’s economy is strong, fueled by tourism from outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs. The job market is stable with wholesale trade; administrative; waste management and remediation services; health care; food and lodging; and professional, scientific and technical services as the town’s leading industries. Residents can also easily commute to nearby Philadelphia, Trenton and Fort Dix.
Attractions & Points of Interest
The Township of Medford is filled with historic architecture including Victorian homes in the Village area. Several saw and grist mills are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Medford Historical Society offers events throughout the year, designed to keep Medford’s history alive.
For outdoor enthusiasts, the Pine Barrens offer a multitude of things to do, such as boating, canoeing, swimming, camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding and fishing. Trails crisscross the one million-plus acres of virtually unspoiled wilderness. Restored Batsto Village gives visitors a glimpse into the life of the “Pineys” of days gone by. Today, “Pineys,” as the locals are called, continue to raise cranberries and blueberries as those before them did. Cranberries were first planted in the Pine Barrens in 1835; blueberries in 1916. There is more than 17 trillion gallons of glacial pure water in the Pine Barrens. On the surface it is the color of tea, stained by cedar sap.
Annual events include A Taste of Medford, Harvest Day and Scarecrow Contest, Paddle Medford Day, Historic Medford Village First Saturday Art Walk, A Dog’s “Howloween” Party, Halloween Parade, Dickens Fest, 5K Race/1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Relay for Life, Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks, Tour de Medford, Movies in the Park and Lake Pine Labor Day Parade.
Parks & Recreation
Medford has seven parks, a softball complex and a canoe trail. The parks feature athletic fields for soccer, baseball, softball and football; playgrounds; basketball, volleyball, tennis and bocce ball courts; pavilions, open space and picnic areas. Freedom Park has a skate park, an off leash dog area, and walking trails. The Medford Canoe Trail runs two and a half miles along Rancocas Creek with access from Medford Park. The Delaware River is another popular canoeing and kayaking location.
Medford’s Parks and Recreation Department offers sports leagues for adults and children along with classes and activities for all ages, including dance classes, cheerleading, day and overnight camps, horseback riding, quilting, knitting, crochet, photography, sports instruction, literacy classes, book groups, card and games groups, art instruction, after school programs and senior bus tours.
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